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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Reflection

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2021

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1216

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

This cruise we made a few new discoveries: the Persian garden, the porch and the world class bar. We enjoyed The Reflection so much we never got off at the Ports. Celebrity is back cruising with safety and elegance at the forefront. Can't wait to go again. This was the best cruise yet.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had all our paperwork in order and sailed through in less than 20 mins.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food on this ship was EXCELLENT! The Reflection was at the top of its game in this category.

Murano Restaurant

5 out of 5

This is my most favorite restaurant ever, just Ever! The Chateaubriand is fabulous and the Murano lobster is excellent. Cheese cart had wonderful options and the only bad thing is having to choose between the grand Marnier & chocolate soufflé- get one of each and share! DONT MISS MURANO!

The Lawn Club Grill

3 out of 5

New experience for us. Great service good food. Nice outside dining venue. And OMG best chocolate cookie dessert EVER!

Passport Bar

5 out of 5

Great staff, nice menuLove the bacardi 8 daiquiri and hubby liked the classic Singapore sling!

Opus (Main) Dining Room

5 out of 5

Only did welcome lunch here. Food and staff were excellent.

Tuscan Grille

3 out of 5

Been to Tuscan a few times on equinox. Went on Reflection service great but would choose Murano first and le petite chef over Tuscan next time.

The Porch

5 out of 5

This was our first sailing on a ship with this restaurant. Service was terrific and food made fresh to order.Red snapper ceviche was deliciously elegant. Hubby LOVED the tuna tartare. We had lunch here a few times on our voyage. Lovely hidden gem on the Reflection.

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

The coffee/tea offerings are always great, but it's the sweet delights that keep me coming back. The lemon/lemon meringue tarts are magical and mousse flavor of day makes each day a new adventure at this Cafe sea gem!

Le Petit Chef At Qsine

5 out of 5

We experienced le petite chef for the first time and can't wait to go again. This was a very unique, entertaining and delicious dining experience. Definitely check it out.

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

5 out of 5

Food variety & excellent service. So much better that the agenda of this venue is no longer self service, even the beverage station has someone to assist. Super clean and really good breakfast/lunch offering.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Less then usual on-board activities because less passengers, but still something for everyone.

Solarium

5 out of 5

Lovely space. Very clean, great service from the pool butlers. Nice atmosphere one of our hangout spots to read a good book and relax.

Galleria Boutiques

3 out of 5

Shop offerings were just ok. Was hoping to pick up some holiday gifts but nothing stood out.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

The Persian Garden

5 out of 5

This was a new adventure for us. We purchased a weekly pass for the Persian garden. Did not think I would like it as much as we did. This experience has us considering aqua class for a future cruise. Well kept, immaculate space with a truly zen vibe. The cold room was a fav and the heated tile loungers were awesome. SO GLAD we tried this.

Ensemble Lounge

4 out of 5

Pre dinner entertainment and cocktails at Ensemble. Entertainers varied and were good. Nice lounge overall.

Grand Foyer

4 out of 5

Holiday decorations were lovely and festive.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The Reflection offered world class service across all areas. This was our 7th celebrity cruise and our best one yet. Already planning #8

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was Immaculate, constant cleaning by staff for everyone's safety. This was true in all venues, common areas/public areas. Elevators and stair rails were wiped frequently. Ship Is beautiful, showing its age a little, but she shines bright.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Love an aft cabin. The sound of the wake is so relaxing. Room very clean, comfy bed and lovely cabin.

Ship tip

Clearly service, food & cocktails are the keys to what makes a vacation for us - on Reflection be sure to check out the World Class bar on 5. Limesh & Dmitry make the best cocktails on the ship. The sailors crush & zacapa old fashioned are Winners! Also don't miss Murano!

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Been prior, always love but beach was canceled, tour guide had an issue. Stayed on board.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
On and off easy breezy.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy on and off. One COVID protocol that is a little annoying is that passengers must be off the ship by 9am. On the flip side we boarded on embarkation Day before noon!
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